In the Never Give Up Never Surrender vein, I called the garage yarn saler, after not finding anything going on last weekend. She called back Friday evening, and said while there was nothing formal planned she would be home all day on Saturday and would be glad to let me have another look! So I went back and found a few (just a few...) more bargains. I was on a mission, you see. For Christmas... and my sisters and...give me a minute and I can rationalize it a bit further. Gah. I love me a bargain.
And I love yarn. I love the promise of what it might be, and what I might learn in helping it become all it can be. I love making yarn from scratch. I love the creative outlet and the learning opportunity that spinning and knitting gives me. I love the community of sharing the experience with like minded individuals.
And then I found there is this little thing I found I could do with my Ravelry stash. It can be converted to an excel spreadsheet.
Oooohhhhhh. I love an excel spreadsheet. Not as much as I love yarn, but...there is so much I can do with an excel spreadsheet.
My Rav stash is pretty up to date and complete. I mean all my stuff is there. But when I converted to the spreadsheet, there were gaps!
Empty cells. Vacant places!
While I didn’t feel the need to fill all that information in on Ravelry? Those holes in my excel spreadsheet yawned at me like gaping maws.
Feed me, Seymour!
I set about working the numbers, reformatting the worksheets, alignments! borders! column widths!
I worked really hard on the worksheet that elucidates on ‘the yarn gone’. It wasn’t completely complete. And I really wanted it completely complete. Most of all I wanted to know how much, since I cranked back up my knitting, had I gone through.
There was some miscellaneous info about some generic yarn that required full filling in. I was surprised at what I remembered, and what was covered on my project page. Some, though, was just…whatever…not counting that. So, yes, there is some that is unaccounted for, but I am okay with how complete the overall picture is.
I have knitted, (drum roll optional) not counting cotton used for dishclothes (and I have knit some dishcloths!) (and some misc. acrylic projects…meh…whatever), 8.1 miles of yarn since I started knitting again, with a vengeance, in fall of 2006.
Yes, I would say that describes it. With a vengeance…
On the flip side, I have 14.3 miles to go before I sleep…..*
* Does not include fiber. Or dishcloth cotton yarn. And don’t judge me!